Tapola, Finland

A magical picture-map of a farming community


This lovely tapestry gives us a detailed bird's-eye view of Tapola community in the village of Niinikoski near Lahti. At top right is the original  traditional-style pale-yellow wooden farm house, with typical red-painted wooden building nearby. The track leads through the vegetable fields to an open grassy square with modern single-storey houses on  three sides. And so many animals - this is bound to be a favourite with children!